3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful and addictive!,
This review is from: Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning - Nintendo 3DS (Video Game)
This is the first game I have picked up in the Harvest Moon series. A few friends recommended it to me and I read a review of this one a while back that said it would be a good one to start on so I decided to wait for it...I am so glad I did.
It's absolutely addictive. There is so much to do and you can really customize the game your way, from the look or your character to the layout of the town and your farm. There is tons of stuff to unlock (outfits, hair styles, blueprints, items, animals, you name it!)
You really feel like you're a part of the game and even get entangled in some romance of you're choosing (you choose between a line up of bachelor/ettes).
I have been playing all day (aside from class and work) since I got it and have't been bored for a second (aside from the opening which I will talk about later)
The animals are adorable! There is also tons of stuff to do with your animals Earning friend points, taking them to the sanctuary to improve their quality of product, animal festivals, all sorts of stuff!
Visually I find the game stunning. When you speak to characters it pulls up their art with the dialog and they all look beautiful. In addition the maps are beautiful and the way the leaves flitter across your screen makes you feel like your about to catch some in your hair.
The 3D. They did some good stuff with the 3D, I can't go into to much detail because I personally hate 3D so I keep mine off at all times aside from testing it out.
Multiplayer! If you need something you can find it there. The match-ups are quick and the payoff is fantastic. You may get lucky and get a silkie egg (higher grade chicken) from someone who's been playing a lot longer too!
The Not so Bad:
The beginning is slow the first day you have the game is mostly dialog and watering crops. It is a farming game though and if you can make it past that part you will be golden.
More customization! I do understand this is the first game they offer with customization but to be able to unlock even more or have more at the start would be amazing.
All in all I give this game five stars and have told all my friends to buy it. If you're a fan of the series or just starting out I would definitely say go for it! It's well worth it!